Blueprint reader and takeoff tool for Construction Plans Online.
System requirements and recommendations
The system requirements for using the FastBid internet imaging system are fairly low.
486 - 50 Processor
16 Mbytes RAM
30 Mbytes Free Hard Disk for caching.
28.8 Kbaud Modem connection
Pentium 166 or higher
32 Mbytes RAM
80 Mbytes Free Hard Disk for caching
50 Kbaud Modem or higher
The most effective upgrade of course is the modem connection. The newly introduced ADSL digital service is very attractive for price and performance.
Note for large format printing: If you have a large format plotter, large amounts of RAM must be installed in both the computer and in the plotter.
600x800 dots resolution
17" or larger monitor
768x1024 resolution or higher
Hi-color or True-color colors
High resolution is very important for image clarity.
Windows 95, 98 or NT is the needed operating system. FastBid will work with either of the two main web browsers ( Netscape Navigator and Microsoft Internet Explorer ) as long as you have version 4.0 or higher. The lastest versions are a little more reliable than 4.0 but the 4.0 versions work. The FastBid viewer itself is required software and will automatically offer to install as you go into the drawings.